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In the 1950's members of US military forces stationed in Hawai'i were given voting rights and in 1959 Hawai'i became a state. On Nov 23, 1993, by Public Law 103-150, the US government made a formal Apology Resolution to the Hawaiian people for the overthrow 100 years earlier. Many issues remain unresolved, such as land use and water rights.
While sugar cultivation has gone from most of the Hawaiian islands, local resentment to the 1893 overthrow has not.
This sugar field will soon top with seed tassels, and in a few months be burned and mechanically harvested to produce over 200 tons of cane per hectare (c. 20 tons sugar.) Between competition, low market value of sugar, cost of fuel and pollution, it is not clear how long the fields can continue to be burned or cultivated. Some think biofuel production will reinvigorate the industry.